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Apache Helicopter Fires High-Energy Laser Against a Ground Target at White Sands
2017-06-26 16:09 UTC by Tamir Eshel

A high-energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter acquired and hit an unmanned target during a recent firing test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test was conducted by Raytheon and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command.

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-06-25
2017-06-25 04:00 UTC

  1. Leonardo Adds an M346 Variant Dedicated to Air and Ground Attack
  2. Maiden Flight for Gripen E
  3. Israel Tests Sea-Launched LORA Missile
  4. Israel’s New all Seeing SkEye – Persistent Surveillance Countering Terror
  5. Fake or true? Intriguing Intercept Video

Israel Tests Sea-Launched LORA Missile
2017-06-20 01:00 UTC by Tamir Eshel

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has successfully completed a firing trial with the Long-Range Artillery weapon system (LORA), marking as part of the demonstration and validation phases of the system, under a number of procurement programs involve the system. On this experiment, the missile was launched from a cargo ship toward a target at sea.

Leonardo Adds an M346 Variant Dedicated to Air and Ground Attack
2017-06-18 19:18 UTC by Tamir Eshel

The Italian-based international defense company Leonardo is introducing a new, Fighter Attack (FA) variant of their M-346 trainer, dedicated to attack missions. The new variant will be shown this week at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. According to the manufacturer, the new fighter attack version is an evolution of a family concept of the M-346 Master, designed to create a common baseline, able to adapt and meet different requirements of air forces. According to Leonardo, several air forces have already expressed their interest in the new variant.

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-06-18
2017-06-18 04:00 UTC

  1. Israel’s New all Seeing SkEye – Persistent Surveillance Countering Terror
  2. Fake or true? Intriguing Intercept Video
  3. U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $413 Million for JASSM-ER Production
  4. Australian Forces Select Aerovironment’s Wasp-AE Mini-UAVs
  5. Maiden Flight for Gripen E

Maiden Flight for Gripen E
2017-06-15 13:30 UTC by Tamir Eshel

Defense and security company Saab today completed a successful first flight of the next-generation smart fighter, Gripen E. The flight launched from Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden and lasted 40 minutes, flown by Marcus Wandt, the company's experimental test pilot.

Israel’s All Seeing SkEye – Persistent Surveillance Countering Terror
2017-06-12 14:33 UTC by Tamir Eshel

Elbit Systems unveiled today an advanced capability that has been operational for several years with the military forces of several nations, in homeland security and the war on terror. Using a single payload integrating multiple cameras that together provides an image built from billion pixels, SkEye enables users to simultaneously look, and zoom in or out into 10 Regions of Interest (ROI), using different viewing angles. At any time they can ‘look back in time’ to analyze how a situation unfolds.

 

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